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This collection of student work is from Frank Keim's classes. He has wanted to share these works for others to use as an example of Culturally-based curriculum and documentation. These documents have been OCR-scanned. These are available for educational use only.





A Crazy Fishing Trip With Norma
One Monday I went out ice fishing with my friend Norma. We were using my dad's Yamaha snow machine. Before it got dark, we started heading home. Then the snow machine stopped for no reason. We tried starting it for 45 minutes. But when we looked at the engine, the belt was tom. We were so stupid to have forgotten an extra belt. We got scared then because we were still about 20 miles out of Marshall, and we were the last to leave the fishing area.

We decided to make a fire, since it was pretty dark. What really creeped us out was hearing all the wolves howling, and all we had for protection was the fire. We were just sitting there, eating Cup 0' Noodles, when we started telling scary stories, like when there was a small village back in Tuckchak. A lot of people were known to have scary experiences there. We got scared though, and as I tried to change the subject, Norma took out a small knife and said," For our protection, I have this little token that could save our lives." Then I said, "Norma, thank goodness, but do you really think our lives are going to end because we went on a fishing trip?"

She replied. "No, but just in case."

As we were talking, we heard sticks breaking in the trees. I jumped as close as I could get to Norma. And she moved closer to the fire. But we still felt insecure. All of a sudden a small rabbit came hopping out. We got mad and chased the poor thing out of our sight. Then we turned around, and there stood a four foot tall wolf. I cried, but Norma was in shock. We walked very slowly closer to the fire, and we both grabbed a burning stick When the wolf charged us, Norma and I both jumped across the small fire and swung the torch in the wolf's face. After a minute of fighting it, the wolf finally gave up. When I looked over at Norma I'd never seen her so shocked. Her eyes were the size of walnuts, and she got so pale she didn't look Native anymore. I guess she saw the exact same thing in me, because I was trying to count the breaths I took after the wolf left, and my eyes felt so big, I thought they were going to roll out. We sat down and prayed for five minutes. Then we looked at each other and I said," Maybe fishing on a Monday evening is bad luck for women!"

We slept on some grass we picked. The next morning was bright and warm,and I heard a snow machine coming. We got up faster than a rabbit running from a dog, and asked each other, "Do I look sleepy? Is my hair messy? Do I look like yesterday?" We thought it was so embarrassing, and hoped that the person wasn't one of our boyfriends.

When it got closer, we saw that it was Fran and my mom. They were worried about us, so they both came out to check on us. We left the area with joy. When we told them about the wolf we fought, they were amazed at what we went through that night. They said they'd never let us go fishing together again!

Angela Kameroff
 A Crazy Fishing Trip With Norma
How Dog Got His Big Ears A Dog I Am A Day In The Life Of A Dog My Life Story
A HUSKY I am Too Old to Play A Dog for a Day Dream Dog
A Day For Little Legs Ever Since I was Born...


The Day My Life Ended as a Fox If I Were A Fox A Fox I Am PARANOID
Sense of Where You Are Through the Eyes of a Fox A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOX In The Life of A Fox

THROUGH THE EYES OF A TURKEY Sue the Turkey Till Death Becomes Thee Through the Eyes of a Wild Turkey
Eye of a Turkey A Turkey's Life My Crazy Life as a Turkey Through the Eyes of A Turkey

TIME FOR A CHANGE OUR LOST LAND A Killer Bee is Who I Am Killer Bees Attack Humans
A Bee I Am Channel Bee News KILLER BEES OF AMERICA Attack Of The Killer Bee's


OUR SCARY EXPERIENCE The Witch... One Cold Dark Night Freaking Out
One Scary Night… A Crazy Fishing Trip With Norma The Night Of Halloween House of Halloween



How the Chicken Got Its Name How The Ptarmigan Changed The Seasons How Moose Got Its Antlers How Dogs Started to Bark...
How the Fox Got His Red Coat How Raven Got Its Black Feathers How The Bear Lost His Tail Kidnapped Daughter
Of Wolf and Man Why Wolves Are So Big The Monkey Man Ircaqurluk: The Yupik Teacher
The Old Woman Statue How the Red Fox got its Colors The First Bear The Last of the Thunderbirds
The Bear Skin How The Raven Got Black Wolf Spots The Bear and the Two Weasles



Christmastime Tales
Stories real and imaginary about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1996
Christmastime Tales II
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1998
Christmastime Tales III
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 2000
Summer Time Tails 1992 Summertime Tails II 1993 Summertime Tails III
Summertime Tails IV Fall, 1995 Summertime Tails V Fall, 1996 Summertime Tails VI Fall, 1997
Summertime Tails VII Fall, 1999 Signs of the Times November 1996 Creative Stories From Creative Imaginations
Mustang Mind Manglers - Stories of the Far Out, the Frightening and the Fantastic 1993 Yupik Gourmet - A Book of Recipes  
M&M Monthly    
Happy Moose Hunting! September Edition 1997 Happy Easter! March/April 1998 Merry Christmas December Edition 1997
Happy Valentine’s Day! February Edition 1998 Happy Easter! March/April Edition 2000 Happy Thanksgiving Nov. Edition, 1997
Happy Halloween October 1997 Edition Edible and Useful Plants of Scammon Bay Edible Plants of Hooper Bay 1981
The Flowers of Scammon Bay Alaska Poems of Hooper Bay Scammon Bay (Upward Bound Students)
Family Trees and the Buzzy Lord It takes a Village - A guide for parents May 1997 People in Our Community
Buildings and Personalities of Marshall Marshall Village PROFILE Qigeckalleq Pellullermeng ‘A Glimpse of the Past’
Raven’s Stories Spring 1995 Bird Stories from Scammon Bay The Sea Around Us
Ellamyua - The Great Weather - Stories about the Weather Spring 1996 Moose Fire - Stories and Poems about Moose November, 1998 Bears Bees and Bald Eagles Winter 1992-1993
Fish Fire and Water - Stories about fish, global warming and the future November, 1997 Wolf Fire - Stories and Poems about Wolves Bear Fire - Stories and Poems about Bears Spring, 1992



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